The table below looks at the statistics for the Desktop Technician role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Desktop Technician in their job title over the 3 months to 28 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Desktop Technician
Rank 547 534 505
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -29
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Technician 24 25 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.048% 0.051% 0.057%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.052% 0.055% 0.062%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 6
Average daily rate
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£120 £150 £170
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £112 £98 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £128 £196 £175
UK excluding London average daily rate £110 £90 £175
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -48.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 8 15
Average hourly rate £15.00 £14.88 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.84% +10.18%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £14.88 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-2.52% +10.18%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
46318 45203 42184
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.45% 92.55% 92.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 29063 26904 23919
Average daily rate £400 £400 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1785 1961 2473
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.48 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.57% -5.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.21 £16.50 £17.56
% change year-on-year
-1.78% -6.03%

Desktop Technician
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Desktop Technician in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Desktop Technician Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Desktop Technician
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Desktop Technician within the UK.

Desktop Technician Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Desktop Technician
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Desktop Technician within the UK.

Desktop Technician Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Desktop Technician
Top 27 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Desktop Technician within the UK over the 3 months to 28 January 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -20 22 £120 -20.00% 7
London +13 8 £125 -32.43% 3
North West -3 4 - -
West Midlands - 4 £110 - 1
East of England +1 3 - -
South East -13 3 - - 2
Hampshire - 3 - -
Scotland -7 2 - -
Manchester -5 1 - -
Edinburgh - 1 - -
Gosport - - - -
Ipswich - - - -
South West - - - - 1
Reading - - - -
Swindon - - - -
Telford - - - - 1
Wakefield - - - -
Whitstable - - - - 2
Wokingham - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Kent - - - - 2
Middlesex - - - -
Shropshire - - - - 1
Suffolk - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Wiltshire - - - - 1
Yorkshire - - - -

Desktop Technician
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Desktop Technician in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Desktop Technician in their job title.

1 35 (59.32%) Windows
2 26 (44.07%) Windows 7
3 25 (42.37%) Active Directory
4 24 (40.68%) Microsoft
5 13 (22.03%) Windows XP
6 12 (20.34%) MS Office
7 11 (18.64%) Citrix
8 10 (16.95%) ITIL
9 9 (15.25%) MS Exchange
9 9 (15.25%) LAN
9 9 (15.25%) WAN
9 9 (15.25%) MS Excel
9 9 (15.25%) Windows Server 2008
9 9 (15.25%) SCCM
9 9 (15.25%) Windows 8
10 7 (11.86%) XenDesktop
10 7 (11.86%) VMware Infrastructure
10 7 (11.86%) Fat Client
10 7 (11.86%) VMware
10 7 (11.86%) Apple
10 7 (11.86%) Thin Client
10 7 (11.86%) Windows Server 2003
11 6 (10.17%) Finance
11 6 (10.17%) Service Delivery
11 6 (10.17%) Migration
12 5 (8.47%) Degree
12 5 (8.47%) PowerShell
12 5 (8.47%) Analytical Skills
13 4 (6.78%) VMware Workstation
13 4 (6.78%) Reuters

Desktop Technician
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Desktop Technician in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Desktop Technician in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 9 (15.25%) MS Exchange
2 4 (6.78%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (5.08%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.69%) IBM Notes
4 1 (1.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 12 (20.34%) MS Office
2 9 (15.25%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.69%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 9 (15.25%) LAN
1 9 (15.25%) WAN
2 4 (6.78%) VLAN
3 3 (5.08%) DHCP
3 3 (5.08%) TCP/IP
3 3 (5.08%) DNS
3 3 (5.08%) SAN
3 3 (5.08%) Wireless
4 2 (3.39%) Firewall
4 2 (3.39%) Internet
4 2 (3.39%) SMTP
4 2 (3.39%) LDAP
5 1 (1.69%) VPN
Development Applications
1 4 (6.78%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (10.17%) Finance
2 3 (5.08%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.69%) Spanish Language
3 1 (1.69%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.69%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 7 (11.86%) Fat Client
1 7 (11.86%) Thin Client
2 5 (8.47%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (5.08%) Smartphone
3 3 (5.08%) Blackberry
4 2 (3.39%) NHS
5 1 (1.69%) iPad
5 1 (1.69%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 35 (59.32%) Windows
2 26 (44.07%) Windows 7
3 13 (22.03%) Windows XP
4 9 (15.25%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (15.25%) Windows 8
5 7 (11.86%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (3.39%) Mac OS X
6 2 (3.39%) Linux
6 2 (3.39%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (16.95%) ITIL
2 6 (10.17%) Service Delivery
2 6 (10.17%) Migration
3 4 (6.78%) Investment Management
4 3 (5.08%) Service Management
5 2 (3.39%) ITSM
6 1 (1.69%) Change Control
6 1 (1.69%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (8.47%) PowerShell
2 4 (6.78%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (8.47%) Degree
2 3 (5.08%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (3.39%) MCSE
3 2 (3.39%) MCDST
4 1 (1.69%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.69%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.08%) SLA
System Software
1 25 (42.37%) Active Directory
2 7 (11.86%) XenDesktop
2 7 (11.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (6.78%) VMware Workstation
3 4 (6.78%) vSphere
4 3 (5.08%) XenApp
4 3 (5.08%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.69%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 9 (15.25%) SCCM
Vendors
1 24 (40.68%) Microsoft
2 11 (18.64%) Citrix
3 7 (11.86%) VMware
3 7 (11.86%) Apple
4 4 (6.78%) Reuters
4 4 (6.78%) Bloomberg
4 4 (6.78%) Adobe
4 4 (6.78%) Polycom
5 3 (5.08%) Cisco
5 3 (5.08%) HP
6 2 (3.39%) ServiceNow
7 1 (1.69%) LANDesk
7 1 (1.69%) Remedy
7 1 (1.69%) Lotus
7 1 (1.69%) AppSense
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